Yes, agree, I may have rushed with assumption. What I meant, given all the sources including USFSA website and personal experience in the sport there are not many judges who was junior or senior level, national/international level competitors. Many judges are either former recreational skaters, adult skaters, parents of skaters and not too many even regional level skaters. It is not a bad thing because I do think it is fine for judging it is not necessarily to be a skater to judge. These people surely great enthusiasts of the sport and very knowledgeable and all of them earned their rankings hard way. I do think though that they are now burdened by responsibility to define and evaluate those fine and more technical areas of the performance where even technical experts will feel hard time. Judging transitions is becoming more similar like defining level of step sequences. And judges are now required to do it fast during performance.
I have seen (and according FSU discussions many other fans saw it too) empty transition-less programs getting high transition marks just because it was high energy clever choreographed and cleanly executed program. And there are many complicated programs that get low transition mark just because skater did some mistakes on elements (well, except of PChan of course ) or lack in some other areas, like interpretation or choreo etc.